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The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is the conducting body for various Civil Services Examinations in Uttar Pradesh. The Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for Group A and Group B civil services of the UP State Government.

UPPSC PCS Notification

The UPPSC PCS 2021 exam notification has been released for the post of State/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS)/ACF/RFO. The number of vacancies for the Combined State /Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) 2021 Examination is about 400. Eligible candidates can apply for these posts from 5th February 2021 to 5th March 2021.

UPPSC PCS Important Dates

UPPSC PCS EventsDate
UPPSC PCS Notification PDF Release Date5th February 2021
UPPSC PCS application start date5th February 2021
UPPSC PCS application ends on5th March 2021
UPPSC PCS admit card release dateTo be notified
UPPSC PCS Exam date (Prelims)24th October 2021
UPPSC PCS Prelims result To be notified
UPPSC PCS Mains28th January 2022

UPPSC PCS Exam Selection Criteria

The competitive examination for the PCS Examination, 2021 comprises three successive stages.

Stage I:

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice)

Stage II:

Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination)

Stage III:

Viva- Voce (Personality Test)

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern

Stage I: The Preliminary examination for Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) consists of 2 papers, of which answer sheets will be on OMR sheets. Paper I and II shall comprise of 150 and 100 respectively. The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.

UPPSC PCS Syllabus

Stage 1 Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choice) Syllabus

Paper I (General Studies-I):

Current events of national and international importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement.

India and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.

Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.

Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

General Issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.

General Science

For a detailed syllabus, click here

Note:- Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.

Paper I (General Studies-II) Syllabus:

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics upto Class X level- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and statistics.
  • General English upto Class X level.
  • General Hindi upto Class X level.

Stage 2 Main Examination (Conventional Type, i.e. Written examination)

The written examination will consist of compulsory and optional subjects. The candidates have to select any one subject from the list of optional subjects for the main examination, which will consist of two papers.

Compulsory subjects

  1. General Hindi-150 marks
  2. Essay-150 marks
  3. General Studies (First Paper)-200 marks
  4. General Studies (Second Paper)-200 marks
  5. General Studies (Third Paper)-200 marks
  6. General Studies (Fourth Paper)-200 marks

Optional subjects:

Botany, Agriculture, Mechanical Engineering, Zoology, Law, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Animal Husbandry, English Lit., Physics & Veterinary Science, Urdu Lit. Mathematics, Statistics, Hindi Lit. Geography, Management, Sanskrit Lit. Political Science, Economics, Commerce, Sociology, International Relations, Accountancy, Philosophy, History, Public Administration, Geology, Anthropology, Medical Science, Psychology, Civil Engineering 

For a detailed syllabus, click here

Stage 3 Viva- Voice (Personality Test)

Personality Test:

The candidate will be interviewed by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The personality test will be 150 Marks.

Note 1: 

Total duration of Paper I and II - 2 hours each

Total Number of questions in Paper I - 150 (200 Marks)

Total Number of questions in Paper II - 100 (200 Marks)

Note 2:

Paper-II of the Prelim Exam will be a qualifying paper, with 33% being minimum qualifying marks.

It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of the Prelim Exam.

The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks secured in Paper-I of the Prelim Exam.

No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless he holds the admit card obtained from the Commission.

UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria


The candidate should be a citizen of India. S/he should not have obtained the permanent residency/citizenship/green card of any other country.


Minimum age as on 1 July, 2021 – 21 years.

Maximum age as on 1 July, 2021 – 40 years (They must have not been born earlier than 2nd July, 1981 and not later than July 1, 2000).

Relaxation in age shall be applicable as mentioned below: 

  1. For PH candidates, the maximum age limit is Fifty-five (55) years i.e. the candidate must have not been born before 02 July, 1966.
  2. Upper age limit shall be greater by five (05) years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes of U.P., Scheduled Tribes of U.P., Other Backward Classes of U.P., Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games, State Govt. Employees of U.P. including Teachers / Staff of the Basic Shiksha Parishad of U.P. and Teachers / Staff of the Government Aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas of U.P. i.e. the candidate must have not been born before 2nd July, 1976.
  3. Upper age limit shall be greater by fifteen (15) years for physically handicapped persons of U.P.
  4. Upper age limit shall also be greater by five (05) years for Group- 'B' posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers / Short Service Commissioned Officers / ExArmy Personnel's of U.P. who have rendered five years service in the Army.

Marital status:

Both Married and unmarried candidates are eligible.


Male candidates who are married and have more than one wife living and female candidates who have married a person already having a wife, shall not be eligible unless the Hon'ble. Governor has granted an exemption from this condition.

Educational Qualification:

The candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree from any recognized University or equivalent qualification.

UPPSC PCS Exam Application Process

Application Fees

S.NoCategoryApplication Fee- Prelims(Rs.)Application Fee- Mains(Rs.
1General//Economically weaker sections/Other Backward Class 125225
2Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 65105
4Ex-Serviceman 65105
5Dependents of the Freedom fighters/womenAccording to their original categoryAccording to their original category

Documents Required Before Filling Up The Application Process

Before starting to fill up the online application form, candidates must keep the following information/documents handy as the candidates would be required to upload the requisite documents, as applicable, in the online Application Form:

Personal details 

Valid and active E-mail ID 

Valid and active mobile number

Any government ID proofs (Passport, Voter I-Card, Driving License, PAN Card) 

Graduation Degree certificate

Certificates issued by the Competent Authority for claiming the benefit of reservation, if applicable.

Online payment Facility such as internet banking, debit/credit card, etc. 

Scanned recent (not older than 3 months) passport size photo and signature

Steps To Apply Online

Step 1: Visit the UPPSC official website - Click here

Step 2: Search for the Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate 2022 apply link.

Step 3: Click on the Apply Online link.

Step 4: First fill the UPPSC PCS registration process by providing the relevant details.

Step 5: Now pay the application fee.

Step 6: Fill in any other relevant detail if required.

Step 7: Upload the scanned images.

Step 8: Press submit to successfully complete the application form 2022.

Step 9: Take a printout of the same for future reference.

UPPSC PCS Exam Vacancy Details

According to the notification, the number of vacancies for the Combined State /Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination 2021, is about 400.

UPPSC PCS Mock Tests

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The Uttar Pradesh Civil Services mock tests have the following features:

1) The UPPSC PCS online test series will consist of 6 Full Length Subject-wise Mock Tests For Preliminary Examination.

2) Full 6 Mock Test For General Studies-1

3) Full 3 Mock Tests For General Studies -2

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UPPSC PCS Mock Test Series - FAQs

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Ans: You can attempt the UPPSC PCS Exam Mock Test in two languages - English & Hindi.

Q. Can I Attempt UPPSC PCS Exam Mock Test more than once?

A. One test can be attempted once, however, you can reattempt the mock test once more & also can view the detailed Solution and Analysis multiple times.

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A. The special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests are as follows:
All Mock tests are based on the latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern.
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You can attempt these UPPSC PCS mock tests from anywhere, any time, any day.
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The entire syllabus of the UPPSC PCS Exam is covered in the mock tests.

Q. How Many Mock Tests do we get for UPPSC PCS 2021 Exam Online Test?

Ans: You will the below mock tests for practice.
6 Full Length Subject-wise Mock Tests For Preliminary Examination
Full 6 Mock Test For General Studies-1
Full 3 Mock Tests For General Studies -2

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